The attorneys of Valentine Law Group focus their practice on the areas of Elder Abuse & Neglect, Dependent Adult Abuse & Neglect, Medical Malpractice, and Serious Personal Injury.
Elder and/or Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect
California’s elderly population is ever-growing, and as such, so is the risk that this vulnerable population may be the victims of abuse and neglect. In response, the California legislature has expressly stated that it “recognizes that elders and dependent adults may be subjected to abuse, neglect, or abandonment and that this state has a responsibility to protect these persons.” California Welfare & Institutions Code §15600(a).Therefore, it was the intent of the California Legislature to “enable interested persons to engage attorneys to take up the cause of abused elderly persons and dependent adults.” Welfare and Institutions Code §15600(j). The laws that were established to protect this vulnerable population is referred to as the “Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act.”
Sadly, countless individuals are the victims of neglect and abuse each year. This neglect and abuse is suffered at the hands of nursing home employees, hospital staff, home health providers, caregivers, physicians, and more.
Please visit our Abuse Prevention and Resources pages to find out more information about Elder and Dependent Abuse & Neglect.
In California, victims can bring a medical malpractice case against a medical care provider, including a physician, nurse, physical therapist, or mental health care professional. Under state law, a person must establish that a health care professional-patient relationship existed, the professional violated the owed duty of care, your injury was caused by the professional’s acts or omissions, and that you suffered damages as a result of those acts or omissions.
Serious Personal Injury
A person and their loved ones can suffer catastrophic harm in many ways. While every case is different, Valentine Law Group is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of those who have are victims of serious personal injury.
Contact the attorneys of Valentine Law Group to evaluate your case today.